What is a bounced check?

A “bounced check” is basically a bad check where the corresponding bank account does not have enough money/funds to cover the amount written on the check. A “bounced check” will often be returned to the person who wrote the check and there may even be a penalty fee imposed on the writer of the check for writing a bad check.

“Bounced Check” In a Sentence

Tom: "Hey Bob, could you write me a check for the 
money you owe me?"

Bob: "Tom, I actually have no money in my account so if I write 
you a check it will bounce."

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